01. Carl Froch in the ring (Above)

“The man they call “The Cobra” is preparing to bite back. Two-time Super-Middleweight Champion Carl Froch is fighting the formidable Andre Ward on Sunday morning at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and contributor Luke Monaghan was granted unprecedented access to the Nottingham born fighter as he prepared to enter the ring. Whoever triumphs will take the Ring, WBA, and WBC super middleweight titles. Unsurprisingly come midnight, we’ll be in Froch’s corner…” (GQ)

02. Graphic Design in Boystown U.K.

“When did the UK graphic design scene become so gender biased? Was it a gradual thing? How did we miss this? Which leads onto my next question… Why are male graphic designers so damn competitive about every little thing? Where are the designers that value harmony, balance and level-headedness. The ones that don’t need to be constantly self promoting because they don’t shout about everything they do, they just do it… and it works. I’m guessing they’re still around. They’re just being shouted down by the current ‘boyworld’ of obnoxious geek designers, happier running work down than celebrating anything of any real significance.” (Linefeed)

03. Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011: In Memoriam

“Christopher Hitchens was a wit, a charmer, and a troublemaker, and to those who knew him well, he was a gift from, dare I say it, God. He died today at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, after a punishing battle with esophageal cancer, the same disease that killed his father.” (Vanity Fair)

04. Loro Piana: Quarona factory visit

“My favourite room at the Loro Piana facilities was the first one they took us too: a vast warehouse, 50 metres or so high and stretching perhaps a hundred off into the distance. We stood on a metal viewing gallery about halfway up, watching a mechanised robot scoot along and up to coordinates that had been punched in by a researcher outside. He came back with a small plastic crate full of cones of cashmere yarn. The warehouse contains over 250,000 kilos of the stuff.” (Permanent Style)

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